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Jai Alai IPA - Papaya - Cigar City Brewing

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Jai Alai IPA - PapayaJai Alai IPA - Papaya

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very good

144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 40
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-07-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

closisinthehouse, May 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

ygtbsm94, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Florida9
3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Lightly hazy dark amber in color. Forms a bubbly off-white head that leaves some light lacing.

S: Tropical fruits and some citrus hops. Then a woodsy quality, a bit of malt and some sweet floral hops.

T: Bitter and malty with very little papaya flavor. Starts with a relatively strong maltiness, then grapefruit. Some tropical fruit in the mix, but to a much lesser extent. Bitter and fairly one dimensional.

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a strong, unbalanced bitterness.

O: Bitter and malty with only a hint of papaya flavor. Drinkable, but unbalanced and one dimensional.

Florida9, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

RomaniIteDomum, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

baerb69, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

THECPJ, Feb 03, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a light orange color with a small off-white head on top. Very little retention and lacing.

S: Surprisingly malty with a good bit of caramel. There certainly was some fruit present, but not as strong as I was hoping. Had the papaya been as forward as guava is in guava grove then I would have been thrilled.

T: Not as malty as the aroma led on. More floral and citrus flavors, can't really pick out papaya though. A little bit of pine mixed in.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Was hoping for a bit more oomph from the fruit in this one. Not a bad IPA, but I still prefer regular Jai Alai to any of the variants.

mdaschaf, Feb 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

shwillivanilli, Jan 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

tugg407, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jbear68, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Stiggy, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

whartontallboy, Dec 26, 2011
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chardlogic, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

StayWhatYouAre2, Dec 20, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orangish amber (almost like a clear papaya color) with an off-white head that holds very well and leaves proper lace. no bottle date, so after reading other reviewers' comments, i wonder if the hop character has changed and the papaya has come out, but nevertheless... nose is caramel and tropical fruit sweet. papaya and papaya seed are there for sure. wouldn't have to guess. also some floral notes. taste is very sweet with a pretty strong hop bite coming through the sweetness about mid-palate. just as it should be the tropical fruit and papaya are there, and a piney, grapefruitiness comes cutting through. bright flavors, but just a touch muddy and/or muddled. could use a bit more definition, but the flavors are all tasty. medium-full body that is quite chewy for an ipa, and a little bit sticky. touch of heat in the end, as well as a healthy dose of bitter. overall, a decadent florida-all-the-way beer that manages to speak of where it is from. mmm. i wish i was on the beach right now!

timtim, Dec 19, 2011
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Gtg642, Nov 23, 2011
Jai Alai IPA - Papaya from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.